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Julius Meinl Closes Lincoln Avenue Coffee Shop After 9 Years

Vienna-based coffee chain still has three Chicago shops

Julius Meinl in North Center has closed.
Ashok Selvam

Julius Meinl, the Austrian-based coffee shop and cafe, has closed their North Center location on Lincoln Avenue. A popular spot for the cyber-commuting crowd, the coffee shop had a nine-year run off Lincoln and Montrose. The company has three remaining shops in Chicago.

There were problems with that location that date back to 2011, when talk of shuttering the location began. Staffers plastered fluorescent orange signs on the door the shared the news. Sunday was the coffee shop’s last day. A spokesman told DNAinfo that the company wanted to concentrate their efforts on their Lakeview, Streeterville, and one on Ravenswood Avenue.

Ashok Selvam

Pastries and breakfast items make Julius Meinl a popular stop for more than just coffee. Of course, when the company opened in Chicago, the city’s coffee landscape was different, before the proliferation of many local roasters. The spokesman also told DNAinfo that Julius Meinl would consider open locations in different neighborhoods. Maybe they’ll consider Wicker Park or Logan Square. Milwaukee Avenue could sure use a coffee shop, right?

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